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It must be understood that flying at night presents a number of new challenges for the pilot and additional equipment for the aircraft. Flying at night in a weight-shift control (WSC) aircraft should be done only with some visual reference to the ground such as city lights or a full moon. Flying with no consistent visual reference to the surface results in disorientation, a likely loss of control, and an accident. New WSC aircraft can be fitted with instruments similar to those in airplanes in order to fly at night without visual reference to the horizon, but this is not recommended. However, flying with instruments is covered in this chapter.
- Pilot Requirements and Equipment and Lighting
- Night Vision, and Unique WSC Flight Characteristics, and Night Illusions
- Preparation and Preflight; and Starting, Taxiing, and Runup; and Takeoff and Climb
- Orientation and Navigation, and Approaches and Landings, and Night Emergencies